Definitions for factive
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Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.
You can't say he "discovered" that the moon is made of green cheese, because "discover" is a factive verb and the moon isn't made of green cheese.
which does not know any falsities: which knows only truths.
Origin: From fact and -ive.
making; having power to make
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